Education Services Australia (ESA) is a national, not-for-profit company owned by all Australian education ministers.
The company was established to support delivery of national priorities and initiatives in the schools, training and Higher Education sectors, in particular to:
advance key nationally-agreed education initiatives, programs and projects by providing services such as:
- researching, testing and developing effective and innovative technologies and communication systems for use in education;
- devising, developing and delivering curriculum and assessment, professional development, career and information support services;
facilitating the pooling, sharing and distribution of knowledge, resources
and services to support and promote e-learning; and
supporting national infrastructure to ensure access to quality assured systems
and content and interoperability between individuals, entities and systems;
- create, publish, disseminate and market curriculum and assessment materials, ICT-based solutions, products and services to support learning, teaching, leadership and administration; and
- act as required as the legal company for the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC).
The Ministers' priorities for the company are outlined in their Letter of Expectation.
ESA works closely with the Australian, Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA), the Australian Institute of School Leadership (AITSL) and the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) .
The ESA team of project managers, education experts and technology specialists work collaboratively with clients to deliver quality outcomes.
ESA is certified as Carbon Neutral under the Australian Government National Carbon Offset Standard. To maintain this status, the company measures its carbon emissions, implements strategies to reduce emissions and purchases offsets for emissions that cannot be reduced. These activities are reported in the Annual Environment Report.